Does Breastfeeding Impact Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

By VANESSA PROWLER, MD There are a number of reproductive factors that influence a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, including start of menstruation, number of pregnancies, age at first birth, use of birth control pills, fertility treatments, age of menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and time spent breastfeeding. Numerous studies have shown that breastfeeding […]

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Motorcycles Pose Unique Safety Risks

By JENNIFER CIPRIANO, BSN, RN, CMSRN Did you know that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than those in passenger vehicles to die in a traffic crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?   Motorcycles pose a unique risk to riders because of these factors: Absence of external protection that an enclosed […]

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Storm Prep: Three-Day Canned Good Meal Plan

  By CYNTHIA “CINDY” WEISS Mayo Clinic News Network Atlantic hurricane season officially kicked off this weekend. Having enough water and canned goods is an important part of storm preparation. But creating a meal plan in advance also can be valuable, especially if refrigeration and electricity are unavailable. “Whether it’s a hurricane or another natural […]

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Hummus Gets a Peanut Butter Makeover

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network This fresh spin on traditional hummus can be spread on sandwiches or served as a dip for apples and celery.   PEANUT BUTTER HUMMUS Serves 16 2 cups garbanzo beans 1 cup water ½ cup powdered peanut butter ¼ cup natural peanut butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar […]

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2019 FitChurch Challenge Successfully Inspires Dozens

Lakeland Regional Health’s FitChurch Challenge successfully completed its second year, with nearly 200 community members participating in this 12-week friendly wellness competition. Through free fitness classes at the YMCA, nature walks at local parks and wellness talks by Lakeland Regional Health experts, participants learned how to take control of their health and fitness. Here are […]

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